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Project by JeffStarr posted 1961 days ago 2129 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Grizzly Bear gun is a Colt 45 Long Rifle. It was a beautiful piece to begin with. The gun owner wanted a bear and gave me the artistic liberty to come up with something nice for him. I chose basket weave again and kept the engraving a lighter stain to help the bear pop out more. I tried paint the bear and the scene with different hues of stain to get the effect I wanted. Usually I just stain the whole engraving the same color. I feel it worked here and will use this technique again in the future. The leaves were a lot of fun to do and helped to frame the engraved areas.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1961 days ago

Gorgeous man that is just beautiful. It just would’nt look right on my AK- 47 though. Great looking job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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rosewood

233 posts in 1967 days


#2 posted 1961 days ago

Dude its really made me say WOW…
i wish i could do that, its wonderfull works, thanks for posting.

Rosewood.

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1961 days ago

Hi Jeff

This is one of the best ones yet. You do some beautiful work there my friend. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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kewald

127 posts in 2207 days


#4 posted 1961 days ago

That is too nice to hunt with! Wow.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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Max

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#5 posted 1961 days ago

Now that is some fantastic work. They are very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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steiner

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#6 posted 1961 days ago

Yes, way too nice to hunt with. I’d never be able to shoot that thing again. Needs to be prominently displayed. Thanks you very much for sharing. That grizzley is gorgeous the way you finished it.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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tyson

43 posts in 2010 days


#7 posted 1961 days ago

yes it is verry beauitifull, where do i put my order in? i do amature gun smithing but wheni recived a 25, 06 with damage on the checkering i had no choice to sand the checkering off , wish i had some of your talent.

keep up the good work.

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn

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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2153 days


#8 posted 1961 days ago

So great to see your projects. I knew there were craftsmen doing this sort of work out there and it’s really great to see one of the best. Fantastic, love your designs and skill, great to have you on the site. Welcome and thanks…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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savannah505

1695 posts in 2212 days


#9 posted 1961 days ago

Awesome work, just plain beautiful.

-- Dan Wiggins

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JeffStarr

89 posts in 1962 days


#10 posted 1961 days ago

Thanks again for the compliments. I have a few more I will be adding. My goal is to try and finish one gun each month. Sometimes it happens sometimes it does not. I am back in school full time and it gets hard juggling all that I need to do. But someday I would love to earn my dollar with my engravings.

Tyson and anyone else interested in my work you can reach me at starrman20@yahoo.com

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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Miket

308 posts in 2398 days


#11 posted 1960 days ago

Fantastic job! I wish that I had 1/4 of your talent at carving.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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DaytonB

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#12 posted 1947 days ago

Very impressive stuff Jeff, keep it up and good luck

Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Dayton

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